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captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> woodruff: former penn state assistant football coach jerry sandusky will spend at least 30 years in prison for repeated and sustained sexual abuse of young boys. good evening. i'm judy woodruff. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. on the newshour tonight, we get the latest on the sentence that guarantees sandusky will spend the rest of his life behind bars. >> woodruff: then, jeffrey brown examines charges that two chinese companies-- among the largest telecom equipment makers in the world-- are a threat to u.s. security. >> ifill: we update the presidential race as both candidates compete in battleground states, and we preview the "choice 2012," airing tonight on froline. >> woodruff: from our climate change series, hari sreenivasan reports on urban areas heating up, and one city's efforts to cool down. >> ifill: and ray suarez has the story of a mexican drug lord killed in a gunfight, and his corpse stolen from the funeral home. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been p
penn state assistant football coach was convicted in june of molesting ten boys over 15 years. >> reads a statement, denies the abuse, blames the victims and proclaims his love for his wife. >> they can take away my life. they can make me as a monster, they can treat mes a monster, but they can't take away my heart. >>> governor romney offering his severest critique yet on what he calls the the president's pattern of leading from behind. >> polls show mitt romney trailing by one point or also known as what obama failed to make during last week's debate. >>> north korea saying the u.s. is within striking distance of its missiles. >>> felix baumgartner hopes to become the first man to break the sound barrier in a freefall. >> at the end of the day if something goes wrong i have to pay for it. >>> feeling no pain. >>> crashing his car into a store. one man got hurt. >> no, this is not a game of tag. this man is actually trying to get away from a very angry stag in a london park. >>> all that -- >> and the series is tied at a game a piece. game over. cardinals even the series. >> last movie
for the convicted penn state child rapist, jerry sandusky. >> displayed deafians and narcissism. >> the former assistant coach will coach will certainly opinion the rest of his life in prison. but sandusky and his attorneys still maintain he's innocent. >> i hate to use that phrase from the o. j. simpson barracks if ever there was a rush to judgmenter. >> shep: tonight sandusky learns his fate. plus, one of the most wanted drug king pins on earth is reportedly dead after a gun fight near the texas border. he was the leader of the vicious zeta cartel who went by the name, the executioner. but now we're told a gang has stolen his body and one of his underlings is under arrest for the murder of an american on a border lake. but first in fox this tuesday night, battle ground ohio. president obama and governor mitt romney are both in that crucial swing state tonight. four weeks to the day before the election, and some analysts are pointing out there is a change in the polls. today yet another round of opinion polls showing governor romney pulling ahead of the president after that big debate. the go
jailhouse statement to a penn state radio station, declaring his innocence and blaming it on a conspiracy, by lying, accusers, investigators, and the media. >> they can take away my life. they can make me out as a monster. they can treat me as a monster. they can't take away my heart. in my heart i know i did not do these alleged disgusting acts. >> sandusky will be sentenced on 45 counts of child sex abuse. at least six of his victims plan to take the stand to ask the judge for the harshest possible punishment. >>> well, the death toll from that nationwide meningitis outbreak is going up this morning. there are now 105 confirmed cases in nine states. so far, at least eight people have died. also, 13,000 more people may still be at risk. the steroids contaminated by a fungus were delivered to two dozen states. fungal meningitis, it is not contagious, but those injected in the spine to relieve back pain are most at risk. >>> in other news this morning, relief is on the way for drivers in california. those sky-high gas prices are expected to fall soon. some people were paying nearly $6 a ga
. >> the former penn state assistant football coach was convicted in june of molesting ten boys over 15 years. >> he denies the abuse, blames the victims, but claims his love for his wife. >> they can take away my life. they can make me out as a monster. they can treat me as a monster, but they can't take away my heart. >>> hope is not a strategy. >> governor romney offering his severest critique yet of what he called the president's leading from behind. >> president obama is losing by one point. >> the united states is within striking distance of its missiles. >> 23 miles above roswell, new mexico, felix hopes to become the first man to break the speed of sound in a free fall. >> at the end of the day, if something goes wrong, i have to feel for it. >> amateur bullfighters, their bravery was conceded only by their alcohol consumption. >> in belgium, a professional soccer player crashed his car into a store. one man got hurt. >> this is not a game of tag. this man is actually trying to get away from a very angry stag at a london park. >> and the series is tied at a game apiece. game over. car
and pakistan. became a mild controversy, jury sandusky who served at penn state university was sentenced to at least 30 years in prison after being found guilty of 45 counts of sexual abuse. the scandal led to a flood of allegations in the tarnished a once revered sports program. >> the disgraced codes that traded his truck sued for prison jumpsuit. he arrived at court, protesting his innocence. he spoke to a college radio station. >> they can take away my life entry as a monster, but they can't take away my heart. in my heart, i know i did not do these alleging disgusting acts. my wife has been on only sex partner and that was after marriage. >> she listened as her husband died of child abuse. he was contradicted by three gunmen that gave emotional accounts of being touched in showers. prosecutors praised the courage of the victims. >> reliving the events, when they were to have the victimization exposed. a one of them could have walked up -- or walk away from this case but they chose to testify truthfully and demonstrated personal courage and the desire to see justice done. >> curious
. >>> the form he penn state coach, assistant coach, jerry sandusky, learn his fate today. a judge gave him a 30 to 60-year sentence which means he will likely spend the rest of his life in prison. brian moore was in the courtroom and has more of what some of sandusky's victims said in court before the sentence was handed down. >> reporter: jerry sandusky left the courthouse to begin what amounts a life sentence behind bars. the form he penn state football kofi once hailed as a hero on the gridiron, now officially labeled a violent sex predator under pennsylvania law. before sentencing, sandusky delivered a rambling 50-minute statement. he choke with emotion as he talked about smiling through his pain and he declared himself a victim. repeating claim of innocence, he made in a radio statement on the eve of sentencing. >> they can treat me as a monster but they cannot take away my heart. in my heart i know i did not do these alleged disgusting acts. >> reporter: the prosecutor called sandusky's statements ridiculous. >> his statement today was a master piece of banal self-delusion. completely unt
will learn his fate any moment now. the sentencing for the former penn state assistant football coach is now underway. he is 68 years old. he faces hundreds of years in prison. an expected life sentence but he is still claiming his innocence in these cases, releasing this recorded state on the eve of his sentencing. >> why didn't we have a fair opportunity to prepare for trial? why have so many people suffered as a result of false allegations? what's the purpose? maybe it will help others. some vulnerable children who could be abused might not be as a result of all the publicity. that would be nice but i'm not sure about it. martha: hmmm. proclaiming his innocence the former coach and at least some of his victims are planning to address the court today. of course we'll bring you that as soon as it cops in. as soon as the sentence is handed down. bill: breaking news on that. governor mitt romney delivering what his campaign called a major foreign policy speech in virginia. during that address he suggested that the president's leadership style has made the middle east more dangerous. >> the pr
-year-old former penn state coach sentenced to at least 30 years in prison. judge andrew in a poll ta napolitano joins us. he could have been sentenced to 400 years in prison, why 30? >> i don't know why the judge came up with these numbers. no that pennsylvania has an antiquated system of sentencing. in many states, like say new jersey, where i sat as a judge, for a crime-like this you would sentence the person to life without parole period, whether they live five years or 50 years. to a person who is 68 years old, there is no difference between 60 years and 400 years in jail. jenna: it feels different, though, judge. >> it sounds different. people should understand that 30 years to 60 years means he is not eligible even to ask for parole until he has served the full 30 years. so he would have to wait until he's 98 years old before he could have for parole if he ever lived that long. that is probably the thinking of this judge. the other thinking of the judge, and again i'm trying to get inside the judge's head, is that as horrendous as this crime is you might save the 400 years for
be -- >> yeah. >> we may be out of a job. >> we'll get started this morning with the sentencing of former penn state football football coach jerry sandusky and the recorded message he released last night. nbc's michael isikoff is at the courthouse this morning. michael, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. jerry sandusky, convicted of 45 counts of child sexual abuse, never testified during his trial, but he's got a lot to say now, and we're expecting to hear more this morning when he's escorted back into this courthouse to hear a judge deliver his sentence. >> they can take away my life. they can make me out as a monster. they can treat me as a monster, but they can't take away my heart. >> reporter: a statement recorded by a penn state radio station and arranged by his lawyer, jerry sandusky spoke out from jail on the eve of today's sentencing. >> in my heart i know i did not do these alleged disgusting acts. my wife has been my only sex partner, and that was after marriage. our love continues >> reporter: former penn state defensive coach blamed a well-orchestrated consp
? >>> well, powerful testimony today before the sentencing of former penn state assistant football coach jerry sandusky. victims emotionally recounting the horror of his abuse to a judge. sandusky, in the end, was sentenced to 30-60 years in prison for sexually abusing several young boys over more than a decade. keep in mind, he's 68 years old. david lee miller is live in pennsylvania. david? >> reporter: megyn, worth noting here is that there was no visible emotion from jerry sandusky when he heard that he's going to be spending at least the next 30 years behind bars. the judge said this is about the mount to a life sentence because sandusky is now 68 years old. this is a very different-looking jerry sandusky than we've seen in the past. he was wearing a red prison jump suit. he also appeared to be a great deal thinner. he addressed the court if a rambling 10-15 minute statement. he said i didn't do these alleged disgusting acts. he said he only had sex with his wife dottie, and that was only after they were married. his statement was very similar to the taped remarks recorded by a penn
the courtroom says sandusky appear the about to try and kept clearing his voice. late yesterday, the penn state radio station aired an audio recording from sandusky giving a similar statement and reacted to what he called the worst loss of his life. >> they can take away my life, make me out as a monster and treat me as a monster but they cannot take away my heart. in my heart, i know i did not do these alleged acts. >>shepard: he blames the victims. what they have done do his life. it was quite frankly to many observers astounding. today before he delivered -- he had the sentence delivered the judge said the tragedy it is a story of betrayal. the most obvious aspect is your betrayal of ten children. sandusky calls himself the victim, even now. david lee miller is outside the courthouse where he covered the trial. david lee? >>reporter: it was an emotional day at the courthouse but worth noting there was no visible reaction whatever from jerry sandusky as you learned he would spend the next 30 years behind bars. interestingly the appearance has changed since the trial this summer. he was much t
of his life in prison. earlier today the judge issued a 30 to 60-year sentence to the former penn state assistant coach. sandusky was found guilty of 45 counts of child sex abuse earlier this year. he maintains his innocence and his legal team says it will appeal. >>> the former d.c. council chair now has a curfew and required court visits as part of his presentencing release. a judge ordered him to return to court after he missed three weekly check-in call. the judge ordered him not to make another mistake. he'll be sentenced in a corruption case next month. let's fast forward to the weather. >> looking out there right now. some cloud cover moving in across the area. the temperatures have been held down today but at least we're a little warmer than we were yesterday. i think we'll see those numbers into the low 40s to low 50s, as you make your way through the early morning hours tomorrow. tomorrow morning could greet us with few other things, too. we'll talk about that coming up in the forecast. >>> a mother is looking for some answers from police in montgomery county about the death o
penn state assistant football coach is expected to spend the rest of his life in prison. on the eve of his sentencing the 68-year-old released an audio recording from jail maintaining his innocence and blaming a massive conspiracy for the accusations against him. several of sdusk i's accusers are set to address the judge at this morning's hearing. >>> the death toll in a national meningitis outbreak is rising. monday night a national hospital announced the death of a patient from the rare but lethal form of meningitis linked to steroid injections given for back pain. if confirmed by the cdc, it will bring the total toll to nine. health officials now say as many as 13,000 people may have been injected with those contaminated drugs. >>> new hope for some 5 million americans suffering from alzheimer's as an experimental drug shows promise in slowing the disease's progression. and while the eli lilly drug is not a cure, researchers say it is the first time that any treatment has actually slowed dementia in affected patients. >>> the mexican navy says it has captured a drug gang commande
. >>> hours before this proceeding his lawyers arranged for a statement to be released on the penn state campus radio station. >> they can take away my life. they can make me out as a monster. they can treat me as a monster but they can't take away my heart. in my heart i know i did not do these alleged disgusting acts. my wife has been my only sex partner and that was after marriage. our love continues. accusers were products of many more experiences people than me. look at their confidants and their honesty it was for them to turn on me. i never labeled or put down them or their families. i tried and i cared then asked for the same. please rove all came to the second mile because of issues. some of those may remain. people need to be portrayed for who they really are. we have not been complainers. when we could not have kids we adopted and when question didn't have time to prepare for a trial we gave it our best and fight for another chance and a given many second chances and now ask for one. >> he is -- his lawyers are preparing for an appeal and argue they didn't have enough time to
scuttled contract negotiations with the carrier. >>> former penn state graduate assistant mike mcqueary has filed suit against the university for defamation and misrepresentation. mcqueary's account that he witnessed jerry sandusky showering with a boy back in 2001 helped bring the charges that led to the former assistant football coach's conviction. mcqueery is seeking millions of dollars in damages, alleging that the university mistreated him after the sandusky child sexual abuse scandal surfaced. penn state is not commenting on the complaint. >>> the latest search for jimmy hoffa has turned up nothing but dirt. police had been searching a backyard in suburban detroit where a credible tipster told them a man, possibly the long missing former teamsters boss had been buried some 37 years ago. soil samples gathered at the site turned up no traces of hoffa or any other human remains. hoffa was last seen in the summer of 1975, about 30 miles from the site of the latest tip. >>> a series of suicide bombings this morning in syria's largest city has killed at least 31 people. state tv reports tha
certificate, and some don't even have that. >>> more legal drama in the jerry sandusky sex scandal at penn state. a former graduate assistant says he saw sandusky molesting a boy agains millions in damages. he says he was defame and miss represented. >>> a halloween costume created such a scare that the bomb squad had to be called in. a driver wearing a gas mask and camouflage jacket with an attached grenade was pulled over in san mateo, california. but gilberto mateas was not a terrorist. he actually works at a store that sells halloween costumes and is required to wear his costume for work. now police confiscated his dummy grenade and cleared a half block. >> i knew it was going to attract people's attention, but i didn't thing they were going to go as far as to be worried and call 911. >> now his manager says he used poor judgment by driving to work wearing that costume here. he is due in court next month for possessing a fake grenade. so, interesting times. at least people are keeping their eyes open and paying attention to their surroundings. so that's good. >> mm-hmm. >>> well, the u
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